8 Healthy-ish Summer Salads That Even the Kardashians Would Crave
If you’ve ever binged through episodes of “The Kardashians” and found yourself craving one of their many, many salads, you’re not alone.
But since we can’t all have our salads delivered to us on a daily basis, we’ve flipped through our extensive library of recipes to bring you 9 healthy-ish salads that even Kim and Kylie would crave.
And the best part? They all feature bright, colorful, seasonal ingredients that are perfect for summertime.
Spinach Salad with Caramelized Pears and Goat Cheese
Spinach and goat cheese are two of our favorite things.
So, when they’re tossed together alongside sweet caramelized pears, tangy red onion, and crunchy, earthy walnuts, it’s all we can do not to wolf it down in one big bite.
Wanna make it a meal? Try adding in some pan-seared salmon for a filling lunch or dinner.
Salad of Butter Lettuce and Radishes with Green Goddess Dressing
Ruby-hued radishes. Fresh corn. Crisp butter lettuce.
Just saying those words out loud makes us think of days by the lake, dipping our feet in the water while we take a huge bite out of this summer-soaked salad. Full of crunch and bright, vibrant colors, it’s topped with a homemade Green Goddess dressing that’s as inviting as a cooling dip on a hot day.
We are avid fans of caprese salad. In fact, if we had it our way, this ménage à trois of tomato, mozzarella, and basil would be the official salad of summer.
Simple and satisfying, this Italian-inspired classic is elevated with the addition of fresh mozzarella and seasonal heirloom tomatoes. A drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and a dusting of flaky sea salt ties it all together.
Make it meal with a side of crusty bread and a bed of peppery arugula!
Pear, Gouda, and Kale Salad with Walnuts and Sherry Vinaigrette
When a salad is not only healthy but also beautiful, that’s a winner in our book.
Crisp white pears complement the saltiness of the cheese, while ripe kale and toasted walnuts lend a lovely crunch to this lean, green machine. A drizzle of tangy, homemade Dijon vinaigrette ties it all together.
Cauliflower Rice Salad with Dukkah and Labneh
Some naysayers might have thought that cauliflower’s time in the spotlight was coming to an end. But we’ll bet that after a few bites of this Middle Eastern-inspired salad, they’ll be singing the cruciferous veggie’s praises.
Plus, it’s topped with dukkah, a blend of herbs and seeds that’s a popular condiment in Egypt as well as a light, lemony, bright dressing made from labneh, a Middle Eastern soft cheese that’s similar in consistency and flavor to Greek yogurt. Each bite is a truly global experience.
Mexican Chopped Salad with Honey Lime Dressing
When it comes to Mexican food, we are always on board—and that’s not just because it gives us a great excuse to sip on a margarita.
It’s because the fresh, bright ingredients are tailor-made for sunny days and this salad is no exception. Boasting a farmers market-worth of fresh veggies and drizzled with a honey-lime dressing that’s layered with a kiss of heat, you’ll wish summer would last forever.
Antipasto Pasta Salad
We love when we can add pasta to a dish and call it “salad.” But in all fairness, this antipasto salad is more than enough to fill you up and keep you feeling satisfied.
It’s light and refreshing with hints of fresh basil and ripe cherry tomatoes. Additions of mozzarella and salami (omit for a vegetarian version!) alongside fresh Mediterranean veggies make for a satisfying combo, while a drizzle of homemade Dijon vinaigrette ties it all together.
BLT The Salad
We love a good BLT – there’s something so satisfying about the way the saltiness of the bacon mingles with the juiciness of the tomato and the crunch of the lettuce.
But sometimes, toasting bread and slathering on some mayo can feel a bit heavy, especially during these hazy days of summer. That’s why this salad is the perfect option for summertime lunches. Plus, it’s easy to swap in veggie bacon for an equally enjoyable crunch.
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